Indonesians angered over hard-line Ramadan raids
JAKARTA (AP) - Moderate muslims in Indonesia have called for the disbanding of a hardline Islamic organisation after a pregnant woman was killed in a car accident as the group conducted illegal raids to curb prostitution during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Islamic Defenders' Front, known by its Indonesia acronym FPI, has a long record of vandalising nightspots.
Aqil Siradj, chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation, said on Monday that he has called on the government to break up the group.
The latest incident occurred on July 18 in central Java's Kendal town. About 50 FPI supporters attempted to raid an area they believed was allowing prostitution.